MNEK Brings His Pop Confections To The L.A. Pride Main Stage
WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA –
“…One of the acts I personally was anticipating the most was British singer/songwriter MNEK. His name may not sound familiar but you’ve heard songs he’s penned for Beyoncé, Dua Lipa, Christina Aguilera, Madonna, and many more.
When he was only 16 years old, he began working with a production company and wrote songs for some of Britain’s top pop acts. He slowly started being featured on songs for artists like Rudimental and Gorgon City, eventually releasing his own singles. Although he is most well known in the UK, he recently broke onto the American music scene with his feature on Zara Larsson’s debut single “Never Forget You”.
After following him for several years, I was ecstatic to finally see him perform all his amazing songs live. He kicked off his performance with a massive melody of his songs including: “The Rhythm”, “More Than A Miracle”, and “Ready For Love”. His vocals were impeccable, as displayed by the numerous high notes he hit. After his medley, he sang “Never Forget You” and his newest single “Girlfriend”. “Girlfriend” is an ode to men that claim to be heterosexual but are gay on the down low and keep a secret boyfriend on the side. With the release of this single, it was apparent that MNEK was more comfortable than ever with himself and his sexuality. This may have been one of his first U.S. performances but hopefully, it won’t be his last. I’m unsure as to why America hasn’t caught onto MNEK’s talent yet. Hopefully, soon he can be known for more than just the songs he’s penned and instead for his powerful voice…”